It's likely to be April of next year when work begins on demolishing the former city garage, an obviously elated Decatur Mayor John Schultz pointed out at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
It was announced last Friday that the city was awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to raze the 116-year-old structure which sits between the police station and city swimming pool.
The city will pay 20 percent of the estimated $500,000 demolition project cost, or approximately $103,000.
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting on Tuesday that there has been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles.
Johnson said, "We encourage people to keep their car doors locked" to avoid becoming a victim of this increasingly popular crime. He also said to make sure to report any theft to the Geneva Police Department as soon as possible because, "We will go out of our way to check it out."
A Geneva man, Harold J. Bailey, 50, died at 10:37 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, as a result of injuries he suffered during a 1:51 p.m. accident on July 13 in Wells County.
The Wells County Sheriff's Department said Bailey was eastbound in the 4900 east block of S.R. 124 when a 2004 Chevrolet truck driven by Jennifer R. Owens, 29, Arcanum, Ohio, allegedly crossed the center line and collided with the Bailey vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to spin off the road and they ended up in a nearby yard.